The 2020 presidential election invited multiple battles for numerous reasons, including the mass mail-in ballots and COVID restrictions. Moreover, the accusations regarding cheating and the audits that have taken place since have deeply shaken Americans’ concerns about the elections.
Americans are now chiefly concerned with election honesty and voter integrity, a revealed by the most recent Rasmussen Reports survey. According to this survey, 9 out of 10 voters said that it is definitely “important” to end any form of cheating in the election. Cheating accusations have long plagued numerous elections, and they have reached an apex in light of Trump’s accusations against Biden in 2020.
While voters are not convinced that cheating played into Biden’s victory, or they do not believe that ultimately affected the outcome of the 2020 election, they remain deeply concerned about the potential for cheating, especially in light of many Democrats’ open opposition to legislation designed to protect voter integrity.
For this reason, many individuals surveyed by Rasmussen agree with what numerous GOP and state proposals are calling for: photo identification to vote in elections.
Approximately 74 percent of respondents are in favor of required photo identification, which represents a major blow to the leftists currently fighting against these measures. However, respondents believed that measures requiring photo ID are “reasonable” with regards to preventing cheating.
In addition, while the poll revealed doubt about significant cheating in 2020, it did suggest that voters are skeptical of politicians who do not support photo ID; these politicians are perceived as those who may want cheating to continue.
For instance, voters were asked whether or not they disagree or agree with the following: “Opponents of requiring a photo ID to vote just want to make it easy to cheat in elections.” 60 percent of voters ultimately agreed with that statement, versus 29 percent who disagreed.
Thus, cheating constitutes one of Americans’ gravest concerns regarding electoral integrity.
However, when respondents were also asked about whether or not it was “a dangerous conspiracy theory” to insist that cheating affected the results of the 2020 election, 49 percent agreed with this sentiment, whereas 36 percent did not.